Search Results: "Ken Stark"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY
Released: Jan. 1, 2009

"This flaw notwithstanding, fine fare for young history buffs. (afterword) (Nonfiction. 8-11)"
From April 3 through April 9, 1865, the last important battles of the Civil War were fought as the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia fled from Petersburg and Richmond, followed closely by the Army of the Potomac, which trapped them at Appomattox. Read full book review >

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OH, BROTHER! by Ken Stark
by Ken Stark, illustrated by Ken Stark
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2003

"A chewy contribution that ought to turn the heads of a few young readers. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Stark and his brother Phil make the most of their straitened circumstances in this memoir of growing up in the Midwest during the 1950s. Read full book review >

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ORPHAN TRAIN by Verla Kay
by Verla Kay, illustrated by Ken Stark
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2003

"These beautiful, impressionistic illustrations deserve a more appropriate text. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Preteen Lucy and her two younger brothers David and Harold are orphaned in a large Eastern city in the late-19th century and chosen to be riders on the orphan train. Read full book review >

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SEEING THE ELEPHANT by Pat Hughes
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 9, 2007

"All the more effective for its restrained tone, this will leave readers with the insight that no side in a conflict has a lock on right or wrong. (afterword) (Picture book. 8-10)"
In a tale loosely based on fact, a Pennsylvania lad's attitude toward war is transformed when he sees some of its effects. Read full book review >

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GROWING SEASONS by Elsie Lee Splear
BIOGRAPHY
Released: June 1, 2000

"An idyllic picture of a wholesome, white, midwestern farm family. (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
Born on an Illinois farm in 1906, Splear describes a hard-working but satisfying life as one of four sisters in a tenant farming family. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"Take that, warriors of secularism."
A no-nonsense, defensive account of Christianity's rise in the West. Read full book review >

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NOBODY RUNS FOREVER by Richard Stark
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 23, 2004

"A little too much situational bumbling better suited to one of the Dortmunder plots of Stark's alter ego, Donald E. Westlake. Still, if you want to make a killing, Parker's your kind of guy."
Unrepentant antihero Parker (Breakout, 2002, etc.) breaks yet more laws. Read full book review >

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BACKFLASH by Richard Stark
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 7, 1998

"Donald E. Westlake), like his outlaw hero, is never less than professional, and he supplies the fastest 300 pages you're likely to read this year."
When a road crash leaves Marshall Howell trapped in a wrecked getaway car, his partner, master thief Parker, has to decide whether or not to kill him before he skedaddles with their $140,000 haul. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: May 15, 2016

"An engrossing episode, infused with magic and with moments light and dark as well as lots of small furry animals. (Illustrated fantasy. 5-10)"
The gruff but large-hearted Scandinavian gnome usually associated with Yuletide takes an offseason turn when a summer storm brings a company of homeless woodland creatures to his door. Read full book review >

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BRING US THE OLD PEOPLE by Marisa Kantor Stark
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 1998

"One hesitates to dismiss a book as sincerely meant as this one, but as literature it's a void."
A first novel by a New York—based poet and story writer that doesn—t leave the reader waiting for more. Read full book review >

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7 FANTASY BOOKS HEADING TO FILM AND TV
by John DeNardo

As readers, the idea of our favorite books being turned into film and television production frightens us and excites us. It's scary because so many things can go wrong that could result in – gasp! – an unfaithful adaptation. Yet that doesn't stop us from being excited because we get to re-experience the stories we love. Here are ...


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